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“Awesome food, great atmosphere” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Ladder 1

Ladder 1
8 South Main Street, Firehouse at Barre, Barre, VT
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Ranked #2 of 39 Restaurants in Barre
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Cuisines: Italian, American
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Dining options: Late Night
Description: Beautiful setting in the town's old fire house it also includes a museum
Muncie, Indiana
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10 reviews 10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 9 cities Reviews in 9 cities
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
“Awesome food, great atmosphere”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2013

We stopped in for lunch on a recent visit and were very impressed. The atmosphere was warm and inviting. The waitress was friendly and even noticed an error in our order and promptly had the kitchen correct it. The fire-baked pizza was amazing. Parking is limited, but many spaces available across the street.

  • Visited September 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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  • English first
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Thomaston, Connecticut
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91 reviews 91 reviews
81 restaurant reviews
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39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
“Great place and interesting memorabilia”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2013

This place just has a cozy feeling.

We walked in and noticed the several firefighter related memorabilia. We sat in the lounge area and was greeted by a very friendly bartender. She offered me some wine and when I did not care for it she was very helpful in helping me select the perfect glass.

We ate several appetizers and enjoyed them all. The portions were just enough to let the 3 of us sample. We ordered pizza and it was good (We live in Connecticut and, in my opinion, have the best pizza outside of NYC) with a thin crust.

Our server gave us several ideas on area attractions. She also said that around Halloween and Christmas they decorate the place in a very festive way...I will come back if I am in the area.

  • Visited August 2013
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Thomaston, Connecticut
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39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
“Very friendly and beautiful property”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2013

Stopped here on a short trip and was very happy we did. We walked in and enjoyed the numerous amount of fire-fighting memorabilia. The bartender waited on us and was very nice to talk to. She gave us suggestions of area activities and was very friendly. We ordered several apps. They were good and perfect portions for the 3 of us to sample.

We ordered the pizza and was surprised how tasty it was. (We live in CT and, in my opinion, have some of the best pizza places outside of NYC)

I would recommend a visit...also our server told us that they do a nice holiday decoration with over a dozen Christmas Trees...

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MadTown WI
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“Fun and food in a Firehouse”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2013

We ate dinner at Ladder 1 this evening. There were lots of choices on the menu including daily specials., It was very busy for a Tues evening. All of our menu options were good. The decor entertaining. We found the staff to be friendly.
This is a restaurant,not an attraction. We were there with an adult daughter,so the choices that follow are not appropriate.
Parking is limited when it is very busy.

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Dublin, Ireland
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“Really interesting setting and food is good too.”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2013

The Firehouse is a really interesting restaurant in Barre. We loved the old firehouse setting and the menu had a really good selection of food. All of us found something we liked. A good stop along the way!

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